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Yet the manager knows that his team must remain competitive despite the financial restraints. The Sun (2017)Workers made some pretty big sacrifices and there was wage restraint on a very wide scale. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He has urged restraint on his ministers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The bottom line is that there are a lot of financial restraints in the country. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is a case for regulation and not only voluntary restraint. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They showed me that restraint was possible. Christianity Today (2000)Pay restraint for one must be pay restraint for all. The Sun (2008)But power can make itself felt as much by restraint as through the crude exercise of force. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)The regulation might almost be judged in restraint of trade. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Its unsparing account of an atrocious crime is offset by admirable dramatic restraint. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The best way of bringing down a substantial deficit without damaging growth is through spending restraint. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We call on all parties to exercise maximum restraint. The Sun (2013)But he will need strength and determination to oversee a radical reform programme amid tight financial restraints. Times, Sunday Times (2012)After his second inauguration he ended price and wage controls and called for voluntary "restraints. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)There is an argument for the boards of all these banks to show restraint in determining bonuses. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And yet what one senses is restraint. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They may not feel confident enough to invest but for most a relaxation of wage restraint would be easily manageable. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's hard to show that much restraint. The Sun (2007)A second police force has admitted using a controversial restraint belt to gag people held in custody. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But the film has an elegance, restraint and sense of space that is increasingly rare to find in documentary. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I urge restraint and mutter something inane about the comfort to be drawn from being part of the moral majority. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There's no sense of restraint. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He appealed for the public to'show restraint and calm '. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That's why we're trained in a technique called control and restraint. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'restraint'
British English: restraint NOUN
restriction Restraints are rules or conditions that limit or restrict someone or something.
The president is calling for spending restraints in some areas.
British English: restraint NOUN
calm Restraint is calm, controlled, and unemotional behavior.
They behaved with more restraint than I'd expected.
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